Graft-Versus-Host Disease in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Lymphoma or Hodgkin's Disease
RATIONALE: Cyclosporine may induce graft-versus-host disease and make the body build an immune response that will kill cancer cells. Interleukin-2 and interferon gamma may enhance the effectiveness of graft-versus-host disease to kill cancer cells.
PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to determine the effectiveness of graft-versus-host disease in treating patients who have recurrent or refractory lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease .
Graft Versus Host Disease
Biological: recombinant interferon gamma
Procedure: peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Radiation: radiation therapy
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Randomized Trial of Autologous GVHD for Refractory Lymphoma|
|Study Start Date:||October 1997|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine whether autologous graft versus host disease significantly alters the relapse rate for lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease after autologous bone marrow transplantation.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Stem cells are harvested and cryopreserved. All patients receive busulfan/cyclophosphamide or cyclosporine/total body irradiation as a preparative regimen. Arm I: Patients randomized to the graft versus host disease (GVHD) induction arm receive oral cyclosporine twice a day beginning on day 0 and continuing for at least 28 days, followed by peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) infusion. At the time the white blood cell count begins to recover, subcutaneous interferon gamma is administered for 10 doses, followed 2 days later by subcutaneous interleukin-2 (IL-2) for 18 doses. Arm II: Patients do not receive autologous GVHD therapy after the PBSC transplant. Both arms should receive radiation to the site of lymphoma after recovering from the stem cell transplantation. Patients are followed at 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years posttransplant.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 50 patients (25 per arm) will be accrued for this study within 3 years.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00003414
|United States, Maryland|
|Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410|
|Study Chair:||Georgia B. Vogelsang, MD||Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center|